Thursday, February 18, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A probable cause hearing scheduled Thursday for accused murderer Phillip Dunn conflicted with his wife's funeral, and thus was pushed back.
The hearing, used to determine if probable cause exists to bind the case to a higher court, has been rescheduled for March 2, a Gwinnett Magistrate Court representative said.
Dunn, 28, of Lawrenceville, is charged with murder for allegedly knifing his estranged wife to death outside a Wal-Mart in Suwanee on Sunday afternoon.
Police said Dunn and his wife, Shelley Dunn, 27, of Buford, used the parking lot as a meeting point to swap custody of their children. The couple's daughters, ages 6 and 8, were nearby in Phillip Dunn's truck during the attack, police said.
Police haven't said who brought the weapon, described as a silver kitchen knife, or what prompted the argument. The children have been turned over to family members, police said.
Shelley Dunn's funeral at the First Pentecostal Church in Buford was scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
Phillip Dunn faces charges of felony murder and malice murder. He remains jailed without bond.